Do you like old school deathmatch with modern features but none of the frills that have ruined the raw purity of the genre? How about rich, colorful, arcadelike atmospheres? How about...retro Sci Fi? Then you're going to love what Alien Arena has in store for you! This game combines some of the very best aspects of classic deathmatch, and wraps them up with a retro alien theme, while adding tons of original ideas to make the game quite unique. Alien Arena is a furious frag fest with arenas ranging from the small, to the massive. With game modes such as Capture The Flag and Tactical, there are terrific team-based experiences to be had as well as 1v1 duels, free-for-all, and dozens of mutators to alter the game play to your liking. The community is friendly, as well as prolific. Dozens of maps, models, and various accessories have been created by community members to add on to the game experience.

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Version 7.53 of Alien Arena has been released with some signifigant performance increases, new content, improved bot AI, and much more!

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Alien Arena version 7.53 is now released!

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Dm Lights New grass

Some of the new general features for this release include:

  • Extended use of VBO for big performance increases
  • Signifigant improvements to bot AI
  • "Dm Lights" server option
  • Improvements to menu code
  • Improved stats algorithms
  • Entity definition files
  • Optimized and improved vegetation rendering
  • Variety of bug fixes and code cleansing
  • Two new maps
  • Optimizations to IQM and MD2 rendering
  • New "Ultra" skill level
  • Speed hack detection improvements

Version 7.53 features some very signifigant performance gains for people who like to run the game on higher settings, as well as some very nice improvements/bugfixes to the bot AI. We have also added two new maps, as well as the entity definition files which now allow for custom reconfiguration of a map's entities, plus a number of other updates and bugfixes. For a complete changelog see

Alien Arena also has some new 3rd party content portals where you can grab the latest and greatest 3rd party levels as well as some of the "retired" classics!


When are we likely to see this update on Desura? Looks like a lot of nice improvements. :)

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It's already available in Debian unstable

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I just got Desura, and I was dissapointed that ver7.51 was installed. Is there an update button?

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Bit disappointed Desura only has version 7.51 for download. Would have thought Desura would have jumped up to version 7.52 by now. has version 7.52, and the Fedora repositories have 7.53. Hopefully 7.53 will hit Desura soon.

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